An attractive old style town, Mount Barker lies on three important tourist routes - Albany Highway from Perth to Albany, Muir Highway linking the South West to the Great Southern through Manjimup and the Porongurup Road.
The spectacular spring wildflower season attracts large numbers of tourists, with both self-drive and coach travel being popular. The most popular forms of accommodation are caravan and camping parks and self-catering accommodation such as motels and chalets.
Good road systems provide attractive and well signed access to the south coast, with the spectacular coastline in the Denmark and Albany areas a comfortable half hour trip from the Mount Barker area. A few days stay at Mount Barker with planned daily trips to the many nearby tourists attractions will be a rewarding experience for any traveller.
Shire of Plantagenet is an RV Friendly Town
Short term 24 hour RV-Friendly parking. The parking area is situated alongside the District hall on Memorial Road and is a well frequented overnight stop for self-contained RVs. It is within easy walking distance of most facilities including, shops, cafés, parks, playground, sporting facilities, Community Resource Centre and Mount Barker Visitor Centre.
A Dump Point and potable water
is available at the Mount Barker Visitor Centre situated on Albany Highway. If you would like to stay longer in our picturesque region please find caravan parks at these locations;
Mount Barker Caravan Park
Lot 584 Albany Highway
Porongurup Range Tourist Park
-22 km east of Mount Barker
7 Box Hill Road,
Mount Barker Heritage Trail
Click here to download a copy of the Heritage Council's guide to the Mount Barker Heritage Trail.
Click here for Forest Hill and Moriarty-Camballup trails- Documentation of Places for Entry in the Register of Heritage Places
Westrail provides daily passenger bus services on its Perth-Albany route with two services on Friday. In addition, tourist coaches pass through Mount Barker regularly and, during wildflower season, often en-route to local and regional tourist destinations. Skywest Airlines provides morning and evening services on weekdays and a daily flight on Saturday and Sunday from the Albany Airport, approximately 40km (25 minutes) south of Mount Barker on Albany Highway.